Saturday, October 9, 2010

home again home again

i never want to leave senegal. i already know this so i think i will stay.

not much to tell here.
i am tan. i have infected mosquito bites all over my ankles that are oozing some kind of yellow liquid. but i am happy.

we spent the week in mbour which is a small town about 1 1/2 hours south of dakar (4 if you are actually driving in senegal and not just talking about it because the traffic is so bad you cant move)

our house was right on the beach so our days consisted of waking up...eating bread and "coffee" on our outdoor deck/living area, going to the beach until lunch. and then being creepily watched and hit on non stop by senegalese men. we learned that if you swim way far out and then just float or tread water they leave you alone because they cant swim. SCORE
so then we would eat lunch and go back out to the ocean aftwerwards and see how long we can last without being attacked by men.

it was in every sense a vacation. at least until some kids pooped in the ocean and watched it float right next to my face.

although when we talked about it...we realized it was still very much senegal. we lost power everyday sometimes it was so hot at night that no one could sleep and we all just woke up the next day looking like sweaty zombies. also we lost water for a whole day so add stinky to that zombie description and the flies were eating our open sores from mosquitoes.

but as they say: "c'est senegal!"


  1. Hooray for malaria pills! I'm so glad you haven't missed a day. xoxo

  2. Sounds like paradise! Glad to see you are blogging again. Missed reading about your adventures. Hope you are not too uncomfortable,Sarah. You are such a trooper.

  3. Listen to your mother. Don't forget to take those pills. xox gma b

  4. Hi Sarah, Just saw Ghana on the Amazing Race. Is there a boxing ring in your village? Apparently they are very popular there. Hope all is well and you are feeling better.